Andhra Pradesh

Swine flu prevention: homeo pills effective, say officials

Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) district coordinator Annareddy Sudarsan administering homeo pills at a medical camp in Chittoor on Tuesday. —Photo: K. Umashanker

Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) district coordinator Annareddy Sudarsan administering homeo pills at a medical camp in Chittoor on Tuesday. —Photo: K. Umashanker  

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Officials of the Ayush and Medical and Health wings of the district on Tuesday launched distribution of the homeopathic medicine for prevention of swine flu, at various centres in district, and appealed to the people to shun panic and take the pills without any fear, as they are “absolutely safe and effective without any side effects.”

District Coordinator of the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBKS) Dr Annareddy Sudarsan formally inaugurated the homeopathic medical camp at Prakasam High Road here, and within a couple of hours a large number of people thronged the camp to receive the medicine.

Speaking to the media, Dr Sudarsan said that homeopathic pills had always proved effective deterrents against mass epidemics like swine flu and brain fever. “The pills are safe and can be consumed by people of all ages, including child in arms. The three-dose course spread over three days is considered the best preventive method at present. With the onset of summer, we hope that all threat of the disease would vanish. Our immediate priority is to create awareness on hand-washing methodology among students all over district,” he said.

Medical officers Dr Sree Vani and Dr Selvaraj said that thousands of doses of homeopathic pills were distributed to students in several schools, in addition to the public at the distribution camps. “We are getting stocks of pills from Hyderabad from time to time, and there is no dearth of them,” they said.

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